The timing chain started giving telltale signs at 194k, and I had it replaced. That is a very good lifetime.
Front brake rotors replaced at 194k when they couldn't be shaved any more.
Radiator replaced at 194k when overheating became a problem.
Starter contacts replaced at 194k. Thankfully, the mechanics didn't try to tell me the whole starter needed replacing.
I bought this little truck brand new the day after Christmas in 1993. It's a 1994 model. No frills. No A/C. No power anything. The rear bumper was extra. I installed the passenger side mirror, cigarette lighter, and radio. I put a custom topper over the back, which has withstood the years well. I was hoping to get at least 20 years out of this truck.
Almost 20 years later, I am very pleased. My little truck runs like brand new after 208k miles. I have topped 40 MPG at times on the road. Never below 30 MPG. The 22RE is peppy enough for me as I have never had to haul anything or haul loads. It does OK in the snow, especially with a set of chains on hand.
The paint is still unblemished after 20 years. For a Fremont made Yota, I am totally impressed. I'll drive this little truck until it dies.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th June, 2013